Geerten van de Wetering winner of the Improvisation Competition
The jury of the International Haarlem Organfestival has declared Geerten van de Wetering (Netherlands) as winner of the 52ndt Haarlem International Organ Improvisation Competition. He also awarded the Audience Prize.
The finale took place on Friday evening 20 July in St Bavo’s church in Haarlem with three finalists: Gabriele Agrimonti (Italy), Lukas Grimm (Germany) and Geerten van de Wetering (the Netherlands).
The first assigment was an improvisation was a free improvisation with the Chinese Sheng player Wu Wei. The participants and Wu Wei met each other that afternoon for the first time.
The second assigment was a Tripthique based on themes composed by Jan Vriend (1938).